Do you remember hot summer evenings with the sounds of crickets and galloping horses? Do you remember watching fine acting on a beautiful outdoor stage? Then you remember outdoor theatre and southwest Ohio has a wonderful outdoor theatre tradition. Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc was founded in 2009 by a group of individuals dedicated to the restoration of outdoor theatre in southwest Ohio. In 2018, Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc commissioned a feasibility study with the Institute of Outdoor Theatre / Souteastern Theatre Conference (Theatre Consulting Network). That study led to a play writing festival, "History in ACTion: A Festival of New Histroic Dramas" in 2019. Eighteen short new works based on Ohio history were performed over two weekends. In 2020, because of the COVID pandemic, the Board of Trustees of Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc decided to produce three virtual plays. These virtual performances will recount the history of Caesar (an escaped African Slave who was adopted by the Shawnee Nation), Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Col. Chrles Young. The first vitual performance, "Caesar: An American Maroon" has been released and can be viewed on Vimeo or Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc's Facebook page. Under development are ""Paul Laurence Dunbar: An American Poet" and "Col. Charles Young: An American Patriot" The Dunbar virtual performance will be featured in "Dunbar 150 Project" in June 2022 to celebrate Dunbar's 150th birthday. Please help us achieve our fundraising goal by making a contribution. We are near 50% of our goal. THANK YOU!!! Special thanks to the Allegro Fund of The Dayton Foundation and Greene County Parks & Trails who also provided funding for this magnificent project.